Monday, December 10, 2012

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Yesterday, in my Religious Education class, we learned about the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  My class size is small and I was pleasingly surprised when two of my students stated "We already know that Mary is the Immaculate Conception."  I asked them what does it mean and their response "she was born without sin."  Well done to their mom!

My inspiration for my lesson plan started with Melissa from Homegrown Catholics, Tracy from A Slice of Smith Life and Lacy from Catholic Icing.  From these lovely and talented bloggers, I wrote my lesson plan and used their coloring pages.  Tracy from A Slice of Smith Life, posted about a video from The Catholic Company called Bernadette ~ The Princess of Lourdes.


Fortunately, I was able to find it at a local library and it was a hit.  My students were engaged and asked plenty of questions following the movie.  We then went on to color Melissa's Mary's paper statue:


I also gave them Saint Anne's picture by Lacy's from Catholic Icing.  It's the only one I've seen that depicts the meaning of the Immaculate Conception.  I didn't get a picture of one of my student's but here it is, drawn and colored by Lacy herself.  Thank you Lacy for sharing your gifts and talents with us!

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us!

Advent Blessings,
Noreen


10 comments:

  1. Love it!! You always find fun ways to teach the faith! God Bless!

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    1. My ways are all found by other talented and gifted Catholic bloggers! I'd be at a loss without them.

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  2. beautiful! I love the paper Immaculate Conceptions !!

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    1. They did turn out cute. All thanks to Melissa!

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  3. Noreen,

    I love Lacy's picture! Your class must enjoy their lessons with you very much. You always have wonderful activities for them to do, and I imagine your love of the Faith is very contagious.

    God bless!

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement Sue.

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  4. Hi Noreen!

    Such fun activities you planned for your class! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and linking back to it! I'm so glad you were able to find the DVD in your local library! What a blessing! I'm sure the children learned so much from your beautiful lesson with fun resources and your great love for our faith! God bless and many Advent blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you for your support and encouragement Tracy!

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  5. Isn't that the cutest drawing that Lacy created??!!

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  6. I'm in complete agreement Patty!

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